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UPDATED: Flights Out Of Kenai Airport Grounded Due To Heavy Fog

first_imgAll passengers have been notified of the cancellations and postponed flights. Both Grant and Ravn will be contacting passengers in the morning regarding flight times and delays. Dense fog means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you. Updates will be posted as they are made available. Original Post: Due to heavy fog conditions at the Kenai Municipal Airport all flights have been grounded for the evening. Updated 5am: Flights are delayed on Wednesday morning as heavy fog remains on the Kenai Peninsula and a dense fog advisory remains in effect at the Anchorage Airport. Both Grant and Ravn have experienced delays and cancellations throughout most of today, and have grounded all flights for the night. Flights are expected to resume in the morning once the fog has cleared.center_img Both Grant and Ravn said they are on a delay as of 5:15 am, and will be notifying passengers. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Updated 8:00am All Grant flights are on time and running- Ravn is judging on a flight by flight basis. Fog and poor visibility remains in effect on the entire Kenai Peninsula for Tuesday evening and going into Wednesday. There is not estimate as to when flights might resume. Airlines are taking it by a flight by flight basis throughout the morning.last_img read more

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INSIDE AFCON 2019: Dangote, Otedola, Others Promise Super Eagles Monetary Gifts

first_imgThe day after their exquisite and efficient performance against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa (conquerors of seven-time champions and host nation Egypt) that saw them reach the semi-finals of AFCON 2019, the Super Eagles received pledges of more dollar rain from two of Africa’s richest businessmen.On a visit to the team’s Le Meridien Cairo Airport hotel on Thursday morning, during which he urged the players to even redouble their efforts in order to cross the semi-final stage on Sunday, President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick put a call through to the two well -known philanthropists and tasked them to commit to supporting the team.While Dangote made a pledge of $50,000 to the team for every goal in their remaining two matches at the championship, Otedola pledged the sum of $25,000 for every goal.Alhaji Aliko Dangote, who holds Nigeria’s second highest national honour (GCON) is the President of Dangote Group and is ranked as the richest person of African descent in the world. The Dangote Group has interests in various commodities in Nigeria and other African countries.Oil baron Femi Otedola has recently been involved in a number of commendable interventions for ailing former Nigerian international players, including 1980 AFCON winning team captain Christian Chukwuemeka Chukwu and goalkeeper Peter Fregene.Further words of encouragement came from His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) following Wednesday night’s victory, with the President urging “the team and their handlers to be focused, disciplined and scale the remaining two hurdles to glory.”It would be recalled that following their Round of 16 defeat of Cup holders Cameroon in Alexandria on Saturday, businessman Captain Hosea Wells Okunbo pledged the sum of $20,000 for every player, while Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu came good with $5,000 for every player.NFF’s Official Optimum Partner AITEO also weighed in with the sum of $75,000, being $25,000 for each of the three goals scored by the team against the Indomitable Lions.RelatedINSIDE AFCON 2019: Super Eagles Storm Cairo Hit Training Ground Ahead of South Africa ClashJuly 9, 2019In “AFCON”Super Eagles Salvage A Point To Qualify For AFCON 2019November 17, 2018In “AFCON”INSIDE AFCON 2019: A Brief History of the Nigeria-South Africa Nations Cup RivalryJuly 9, 2019In “AFCON”last_img read more

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Preview: Bristol Ladies v Richmond Women

first_imgThe team features a number of experienced faces, including Captain Amelia Buckland Hurry and Kate Newton, playing alongside Brooke Bradley and Carys Cox who run out for their first cup games in Bristol colours, having joined the club recently after turning 18 this season. KO is 2pm on Sunday, February 5th at Cleve RFC, entry is free of charge.Follow @Bristol_L_Rugby to keep up-to-date on all the action.  Bristol Ladies Media – sponsored by Wring Group.last_img

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Team news: Gloucester Rugby U18s vs Bristol Rugby U18s

first_imgMike Hall’s side round off their U18s League campaign at Hartpury College, having won one and narrowly lost four of their fixtures in the competition.Bristol went down 17-33 to London Irish last weekend, and make four changes for the Cherry & Whites encounter.Full-time Academy utility back Iwan Hughes starts at full-back, while Bertie Scoble is included on the wing after his try-scoring performance against the Exiles. Ben Roach is named at scrum half and – in the the pack – Ned Smith returns to the second row with Ben Tothill switching to the back row.Hall said: “It’s important we end the U18s League on a high, especially against a local rival in Gloucester.“There’s plenty of learnings to take from the campaign and we have seen real progress in the squad, although there is still plenty of work to do. What’s important now is for us to give a positive account of ourselves at Hartpury.”Bristol Rugby U18s team to face Gloucester at Hartpury College on Saturday, 17 February (12.15pm KO):15. Iwan Hughes; 14. Jack Bates (SGS), 13. Charlie Powell (BGS), 12. Soloman Hutchings (Clifton College), 11. Bertie Scoble (St Marys Uni); 10. Nathan Chamberlain (SGS), 9. Ben Roach (SGS); 1. Sean Ihegie (Cabot Learning Federation), 2. Will Capon (BGS), 3. Jay Burley (SGS), 4. George Brazier (Clifton College), 5. Ned Smith (BGS), 6. Ethan Organ (Clifton College), 7. Tomi Adegbite (Cabot Learning Federation), 8. Ben Tothill (SGS).Replacements: 16. James Jackson (SGS), 17. Harry Samuel (Hartpury College), 18. Ben Morgan (Cotham School), 19. Chris Moseley (SGS), 20. Finn Langford (SGS), 21. Blake Boyland (SGS), 22. Ethan Smith (SGS), 23. Will Hines (Redland Green).last_img read more

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Ravens trade up to take Kansas State LB Brown in second round

first_imgOWINGS MILLS, Md. — Making their first selection on the second day of the NFL Draft, the Ravens addressed another need by trading up to the 56th pick of the second round to select Kansas State inside linebacker Arthur Brown.Baltimore swapped its original second-round pick (62nd overall) with the Seattle Seahawaks to move up six slots in order to take the coveted linebacker. General manager Ozzie Newsome also gave up fifth-round (165th) and sixth-round (199th) picks to complete the trade.The 6-foot-1, 231-pound linebacker has excellent range and athleticism and will be expected to compete for a starting job at inside linebacker. The Ravens like his ability to drop into pass coverage, which was a deficiency of their linebackers over the last couple years. His 4.58-second 40-yard dash time shows the potential for Brown to hang with speedier tight ends and running backs in coverage at the next level.“We think he’s a four-down linebacker who can play in passing situations, play the run, and also play special teams,” said assistant general manager Eric DeCosta, who was concerned he would come off the board before their original second-round pick. “We are very excited.”In two seasons as a starter for the Wildcats, Brown finished with 201 tackles, three sacks, and five interceptions. He was one of the Ravens’ famed “red-star” players during the scouting process and a two-time captain.Brown began his career at the University of Miami but transferred to Kansas State after little playing time in two seasons. He received first-team All-American (The NFL Draft Report and the Football Writers Association of America) and first-team all-conference honors last season and coaches of the Big 12 named him as the conference’s Defensive Player of the year.“To walk into a school and be a fresh face and get that honor — that’s hard to do,” said director of college scouting Joe Hortiz about Brown being named a captain at Kansas State. “You have a lot of guys that are established there, and his teammates recognized that. He’s a great kid. He’s a great leader. He passes all the intangibles.”The 22-year-old didn’t visit the Ravens but completed a private workout for the organization the weeks leading up to the draft.Inside linebacker was one of the team’s pressing needs following the retirement of Ray Lewis and the free-agent departure of Dannell Ellerbe. The Ravens appeared to address the position with the signing of 2010 first-round pick and former Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain, but the 23-year-old was arrested last weekend in his hometown of Decature, Ala., leaving his future with the organization in doubt.Based on his underwhelming size for the inside linebacker position, Brown takes the comparisons to Lewis in stride and is eager to compete to become part of the Baltimore tradition of defense.“I can improve in really every area,” Brown said, “and it’s just a matter of time, just a matter of commitment and a matter of dedication and just the willingness to invest time and develop my weaknesses. Just to go out there and learn the scheme and being able to adjust to the concept.”Coincidentally, the 199th pick surrendered as part of the package to move up in the second round was acquired from San Francisco when the Ravens traded wide receiver Anquan Boldin in mid-March.Brown’s younger brother, Bryce, currently plays for the Philadelphia Eagles and was a seventh-round pick in the 2012 draft. The linebacker was forced to sit out the 2010 season after transferring to Kansas State, explaining how Bryce beat him to the NFL.If you missed new Ravens linebacker Arthur Brown’s conversation with WNST.net’s Glenn Clark earlier this month, listen HERE.last_img read more

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Valencia beat Espanyol despite late strike from Sergio Garcia at Cornella

first_imgValencia exacted revenge on Espanyol for knocking them out of the Copa del Rey with a 2-1 win at Cornella-El Prat on Sunday evening.  Sport EN But at least they can now focus on securing a return to the top four and a seat at Europe’s top table.  All the goals came after the break, with Pablo Piatti opening the scoring, deftly touching home a cross from the lively Jose Gaya.  However, Los Che managed to hold out for the three points which lifted them above Sevilla into the final Champions League spot. This was the third meeting between Valencia and Espanyol this year, with the two sides locking horns in the Copa del Rey round-of-16 in January.  Dani Parejo’s free-kick, which hit the post and then found its way to the net via Pau Lopez, then looked to have settle proceedings, before Sergio Garcia’s late strike set up a tense ending. center_img CET With Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid all clustered together in the draw, Valencia felt they had a real chance in this season’s cup competition, so they were particularly wounded when they were eliminated by Espanyol.  Meanwhile, Espanyol’s run in the Copa has not stopped and they can now begin to prepare for their trip to Bilbao on Wednesday for the first leg of their semi-final tie with Athletic Club. 08/02/2015 Upd. at 20:56 last_img read more

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Bloody good deed

first_imgBy GEORGIA WESTGARTH Roll up, roll up, the Pakenham mobile blood donor centre needs to fill 100 appointments by Friday…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Matawan boys show depth in winning relay meet titles

first_imgDiscus-thrower Hodge headed to Penn Relays Matawan Matawan High School seniors Dylan Spadaccini andAndre Hodge were eagerly awaiting word this week to see if they qualified for the Penn Relays (April 28-30). They would learn that only one would make it.Spadaccini is the odds-on favorite to win the pole vault outdoors after winning it in the NJSIAA indoors Meet of Champions. Hodge lodged a solid bid in the discus when he threw 167-7, the second farthest in school history, though short of the standard held by Tyrone Garland, in a dual meet on April 6. He also this season has thrown the shot put 52-10, just a couple of inches shy of his personal best last season.“They’re pretty selective, so you don’t know. They only pick what they think is the best,” coach Sam Turner said of qualifying for the Penn Relays.“Just to go, to be accepted, is an honor,” said Spadaccini, who has been recruited strongly of late by East Carolina along with Rhode Island, Rider, Monmouth and East Stroudsburg University continuing their big push.But Turner was shocked late on March 11 when he opened up the website to learn that Hodge became the fourth Penn Relays individual qualifier in school history, and first in the discus. Garland was a two-time qualifier in the shot put. Spadaccini had hoped to join former Matawan polevaulter Tim Evans, who qualified for Penns in 1994.“This is incredible,” said Turner. “Two kids he beat in the Meet of Champions [indoors] made it and he didn’t. I’m stunned. I don’t know what to say. We can put in an appeal, but rarely does anything come out of it. I’m happy for Hodge, but I really had no doubt that Spadaccini had the numbers to get in.”Instead, Hodge will begin pointing toward thePenn Relays in two weeks and Spadaccini will look farther down the road to getting back in the MOC outdoors.Spadaccini played an integral role with sophomore Justin Love in sparking the Huskies to winning the small schools division in the HuskiesInvitational Relays on April 9, and he also helped them win the season-opening Rocket Relays atRaritan High two weekends ago. Love is part of a young lineup that Turner said will figure in the team’s bid to excel in the NJSIAA meets. They hope to crank it up again in the Holmdel Relays on April 16.Turner sounded encouraged when talking about his team.“I am,” Turner said. “I think we have a lot of potential to be pretty good. We’re coming along. I thought we did well in ourmeet. We’re young and inexperienced but we got a lot of great performances.”“Actually, I’m very impressed with these guys,” said Spadaccini. “The young kids are stepping up to a high potential.” And he said he is learning to deal with the pressure that comes with high expectations of him in the pole vault. “There’s definitely a lot of pressure on me now,” Spadaccini said. “I know what I can do. They expect me to be a good competitor.”Although he reached 13-6 in the pole vault in Matawan, Spadaccini felt he “did not have too much of a good day, but I got the job done.”Unlike the end of indoor season, when he only had to concentrate on the pole vault, Spadaccini has had to tap into his versatility in the 3×400 intermediate hurdles with Solomon Simpkins and John Alston and with both teammates and Love in the shuttle hurdles. He also runs in the sprint medley with Love, freshman Berend Malin and senior Albert Masonius.The thing I like is how three of our relays have dropped times,” said Turner, referring to the sprint medley, 4×800 and distance medley. Dan Wills, a freshman, runs leadoff in the 4×800 and distance medley and is joined in the 4×800 by Malin and juniors Hakan Yuksul and Evan Mandragona. The DM includes senior Steve Caldwell, Yuksul and Masonius.Love and junior Connor Nappi, in his first year on the team, have performed well in the long jump relay. They were second in the Matawan meet with a combined jump of 76-0. Alston and Simpkins have done well in the long jump relay and were second inMatawan.That depth will be needed next month in the big weekend meets. BY WAYNE WITKOWSKI Correspondent last_img read more

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LOOK: Lakers honor Shaq with high-flying statue outside arena

first_imgPurple and gold confetti and streamers rained down on O’Neal, his family and some of the biggest names in NBA history, including Jerry West, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kobe Bryant, all of whom spoke at the hour-long ceremony Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media View comments Suns’ Booker explodes for 70 points in loss to Celtics Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebucenter_img MOST READ Shaquille O’Neal poses after the unveiling of his statue in front of Staples Center, Friday, March 24, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — The Lakers have honored Shaquille O’Neal with a bronze statue of the Hall of Fame center who helped them to three consecutive NBA titles in better days.With his youngest son pulling a gold braided cord to drop a shiny gold curtain, O’Neal laid eyes upon something bigger than the big man himself. The statue of him completing a monster dunk with his legs in the air is 9 feet (2.74m) and weighs 1,200 pounds (544kg). It is suspended 10 feet in the air, attached to the side of Staples Center. O’Neal is 7-foot-1 (2.16m) and was 325 pounds (147kg) in his playing days.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respitelast_img read more

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The 24-7 LAPD

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Criminals work around the clock, seven days a week. Now, the LAPD’s crime-analysis operations do, too. Last week, the Los Angeles Police Department opened its 24-7 Realtime Analysis Critical Response Division in a City Hall basement. The facility allows officers to check in at any time of the day or night for crime analysis. Using feeds from city freeway cameras, it will also be a central response point in the wake of natural disasters or major crimes. The facility was modeled after New York’s, which cost $15 million to set up. But through consolidation, the LAPD was able to do the job for a fraction of the cost. That’s good policing !ital!and!off! good management.last_img read more